We’re working in the Casamance region of Senegal, an area that has fallen behind the rest of the country in terms of water access due to decades of conflict. Though a ceasefire was declared in 2014, Senegal still falls near the bottom of the UN Human Development Index, with access to clean water standing at 75% and access to basic sanitation at 48%.
But the country is working to change that. Today, they're investing in partnerships with implementers like charity: water to co-fund large schemes under the motto One Roof, One Tap. In addition to providing a reliable source of clean water, these private, household connections give time back to the women and children traditionally responsible for collecting water.